The collection and management of building data, including the requirements for rooms, equipment, and other needs, as it evolves from early design through construction documentation and as a basis for facility management, can be enhanced through advanced techniques in Revit-based software. This includes linking to an external data source, automating the creation of areas and rooms, creating room data sheets, and other graphic and non-graphic processes that complement BIM. This class covers basic database theory, the structure of objects and their relation to data management, and Revit techniques for implementing this general theory in actual projects. We also discuss third-party software and customizations, and how they are used to further advance these processes. The class goes beyond learning Revit commands and looks at the underlying information requirements of emerging integration in project delivery.
- Explain how building data is structured in terms of general database principles
- Use Revit to study building massing and conceptual planning based on program data
- Create room data sheets, both in Revit and in an external database
- Select third-party applications and make customizations to enhance the management of data in Revit
Mario Guttman, AIA, LEED AP, is a Senior Design Technology Specialist with CASE, a consultancy that provides technology-driven process innovation to the AECO industry. In this role he is engaged in research and development of work processes and software, and their application to design practice.Mario holds degrees in mathematics and architecture, and is a licensed architect who has practiced for over 30 years. He has also worked in software development, computer-aided facility management, and construction. He is an active participant in industry standards organizations, and a frequent speaker in support of Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery.His recent work has focused on strategies for engaging users, overcoming their objections, and providing solutions to the difficulties they encounter. He is an avid computer programmer, using rapid prototyping strategies to promote best practice and advanced design capability, and to provide direct value to projects.